Frequently Asked Questions
Who can join Raising Littles Bend?
Raising Littles is for every mom to feel loved, nurtured and supported - no exceptions! Our members include stay-at-home moms, working moms, single moms, LGBTQ+ moms, and more who believe in kindness, inclusivity, diversity and supporting others on their parenthood journey.
What does membership include?
Here at RLB, we are solely focused on supporting the mothers in our community. Ou members have access to a wide variety of online and offline offerings geared toward mamas and their littles. We offer activities for moms and kiddos like playgroups, park meetups, walking group, and field trips. We offer activities for moms including a speaker series, mom's night out, small business series, book club and subgroups for different interests (seasonal sports, hobbies, etc.). We also offer events for the whole family including weekend events and seasonal parties! In addition to our thriving private FB group, members also gain access to all the exclusive content on our website including our events calendar, discussion forum, news and more. And for RLB moms and families in need of support we offer sunshine baskets, meal trains and special support as needed.
Can partners join?
Right now, our group is just for moms, but some of our events are for the whole family -- partners included!
How do I sign up?
You can easily register online here!
What do membership dues cover?
When RLB was first started, we specifically chose to register as a 501(c)(7) (a membership organization in the eyes of the IRS) so all of our membership fees could directly benefit our members versus an outside philanthropic purpose.
Your $30/year membership fee helps cover our event fees (park rentals, food/beverages at some events, decorations, games, etc.), mama care packages or sunshine baskets, as well as administrative costs such as website, organization and governmental fees.
Are older siblings welcome?
Always! Certain activities may not be relevant for them but they are always invited to join. We fully intend to stay agile to cater to our community needs based on the stages of raising littles that our moms are in.
Money is tight right now. What if I can't pay?
No worries! We want every mother who needs support and community to join. Use the code RLBLOVE100 at checkout during the registration process.
How do I donate to Raising Littles Bend?
Raising Littles Bend thrives due to the membership fees collected and generous donations from members and friends! All donations received will directly benefit our members through free membership scholarships, events and more! If you'd like to donate to RLB, please click here. Please note that RLB is a registered 501(c)(7), so donations are not tax deductible.
Want to partner with us?
Here at Raising Littles Bend, we love supporting local businesses, community groups and nonprofits that share our values of kindness, inclusivity, diversity and supporting mothers on their parenthood journey. If you want to partner, we'd love to chat! Please email Jenny Richardson at email@example.com.
What about COVID-19?
At Raising Littles Bend, we take the health and safety of our members very seriously. We follow and comply with all COVID-19 regulations for Deschutes County. We ask that members please stay home if anyone in their family is experiencing symptoms including cough, runny nose, and/or fever.
For more information on how COVID-19 is affecting Deschutes County, including resources for testing, vaccines, and businesses, please visit the county website here.
*Depending on daily case counts, we may choose to pause in-person events, but will do our best to offer virtual alternatives.